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Kyle Bass: The Chinese Regime Controls 200 Sq Miles in Texas Next to Major Air Force Base

Kyle Bass: The Chinese Regime Controls 200 Sq Miles in Texas Next to Major Air Force Base

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A company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party owns 130,000 acres of land in Texas—right next to America’s largest air force pilot training base.

The CEO of the company, Sun Guangxin, is a former officer in China’s People’s Liberation Army and one of the largest landowners in China’s Xinjiang province. And the land, purchased to build wind farms, actually sees little wind.

So what’s going on here?

And in other news, why should America be concerned about China’s emerging digital currency?

In this episode, we sit down with Kyle Bass, founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management and a founding member of the Committee on the Present Danger: China.

Jan Jekielek: Kyle Bass, it’s such a pleasure to have you back on American Thought Leaders.

Kyle Bass: Thank you, Jan. Pleasure to be here.

Mr. Jekielek: Kyle, I’ve been looking through your recent testimony to the Texas Senate, and frankly, it’s hair-raising. Let me see if I’ve got this straight. You’ve got a former People’s Liberation Army general billionaire who has bought over 130,000 acres of Texan land, including a giant wind farm in an area where there isn’t particularly a lot of wind but happens to be right beside a very sensitive U.S. military installation.

Mr. Bass: Yes. First of all, it’s kind of hard to believe that we’re talking about this, and that it actually happened. But it’s already happened. I was flying down to the Devil’s River area of Texas. When you think about the Texas map, it’s the southern region of Texas where the bend is essentially, just south of where that bend is and it’s right on the U.S. border with Mexico which also, you didn’t mention, but it’s actually functionally relevant or germane to this conversation. And we’ll get to why.

But one of the other things you didn’t mention is there was a 4,000 or 5,000-foot runway there where the Chinese general is expanding it to, we think, 10,000 feet. I flew over and took pictures which I’ll happily share with you. But this is happening inside the United States, and this general is actually interfacing directly with the critical infrastructure of the United States. My view and this is my view only, not our country view yet, but my view is the reason that he bought the wind farm and wants to put up 700-foot turbines is he plugs directly into our electric grid.

Well, plugging directly into our electric grid is something that should never happen. Whether you’re a Chinese general or a North Korean general or an Iranian general or a Russian general, you should be precluded from buying property next to our busiest Air Force training base and plugging directly into our grid.

I was flying to that area of Texas and the person that picked me up at the landing strip was taking me to look at some properties out there, and he casually pointed across the front of the cab and pointed at the gate and said, “That’s where the Chinese headquarters in Texas happens to be.” And I said, “Excuse me?” I thought he was kidding, of course.

He said, “No. That’s where they’re building their main facility and the runway for their big wind farm project down here.” And I said, “Stop the car.” And he said, “No, no, no. They have cameras everywhere. They’ll come after me.” And I said, “We’re in Texas. Stop the car. No one is coming after you here.” And he was generally frightened that I forced him to stop the car in front of this gate.

The insidious nature of what’s going on, believe or not, they have photos of me standing at the gate. The name of this piece of property that is their headquarters is called the Morning Star Ranch. And if you remember in the Bible, the devil’s name is Lucifer Morning Star. And you should see the obtuse star that denotes the landmark of this ranch. Again, it’s almost made for TV fiction. You couldn’t make this up if you try.

But anyway, I investigated and realized that on a scale of 1 to 10, the wind assets in that region of the United States and Southern Texas is like between 2 and a 3 out of 10. And if you and I were investing and buying big wind turbines and wanted to put them somewhere, Jan, we’d look for two things. We would look for major wind factors. And then we’d also look for transmission equipment to be able to transmit it somewhere to sell it. We would never build a wind farm where this one is.

And so, there’s a strategic reason this general has acquired all of this land, and he did it again in an insidious way. He got a local businessman out of Lufkin, Texas to front for him and purchase all the properties. So none of the landowners knew they were selling to a Chinese general. And then in all one fell swoop, they flipped it to the general.

130,000 acres, to put that in a context, is 200 square miles. Just think about that for a second, 200 square miles of property. We have a Chinese general who owns two-thirds of the real estate in the capital of Xinjiang where the concentration camps are for the ethnic Uyghurs. And he now owns 200 square miles of Texas land between one of our most active Air Force bases and the border of the U.S. and Mexico.

Mr. Jekielek: I’m sure for everyone who’s listening, I imagine this can be very, very hard to believe. I remember in the testimony, when I read the part that his interests control two-thirds of the capital of Xinjiang’s real estate market. Can you even imagine that this person isn’t deeply, deeply connected to the Chinese Communist Party?

Mr. Bass: I mean, he has 6,000 CCP members that work for him. His two closest advisers are also ex-PLA generals. He runs 40 local branches of the CCP, grassroots branches. We’ve done some investigations into this General Sun. And again, it’s hard to believe but it’s happening.

And when you see this runway expansion, you wonder why on earth? It looks one of those runways on the islands of the South China Sea, all the islands that China claimed they would never militarize. Xi Jinping said to President Obama, “We’ll never militarize those islands.” The next thing you know, they’ve got missile batteries and fighter jets and bombers on these 10,000-foot runways.

Mr. Jekielek: Well, so tell me the significance of having such a large runway, private runway in the middle of Texas. Is it common for people to have runways like this across the country?

Mr. Bass: In remote areas of the United States, people that have large landholdings will sometimes build their own landing strips. The enormity of this particular strip is a head scratcher because you can land just about every single even very large private plane on a runway that’s 6,000 feet long or less. My pilots said that this runway looked like it was about 10,000 feet long, so it was abnormally large.

But again, why are we allowing people from China, Russia, Iran or North Korea to build runways in the United States next to our border or next to our air bases? They are 10 miles from this air base. 10 miles is nothing. Think about in an airplane traveling 600 miles an hour. How long does that it take to get to 10 miles? Literally a handful of seconds.

I think it’s relevant. I don’t know the full relevance. I truly don’t know the full relevance of the runway other than it doesn’t make any sense. But the relevance of the wind farm is again, it interfaces and plugs directly in the Texas’s power grid. Everyone is aware of what happened in January with the Texas power grid and how Texas is the only state that runs its own grid.

The United States has a purview or regulatory oversight over the rest of the grids. Texas happens to be proud of their grid, and it doesn’t want the U.S. interfering with their grid and yet, we have a Chinese PLA general plugging directly into our grid.

Now, there are plenty of instances of malware. If you look at the GAO [Government Accountability Office] report that was recently released that I included as a footnote in my testimony, we are fully certain that the Chinese, the Russians, the North Koreans, and the Iranians want to disrupt our critical infrastructure. We are certain that they want to do that and that they have the capacity to do it.

We mustn’t ever allow them to interface directly with these things, whether it is our layer one phone systems, layer one phone interconnections on the telco site, or whether it’s our waste and water treatment system, or our nuclear power systems, our nuclear power plants, or our electric grids. We just need to keep them out. It’s a basic understanding of how you protect national security.

And so it’s just fascinating to me to see how this sausage gets made: how GH America Energy got formed and how he was able to buy all these properties. He still owns these properties as we sit here today, Jan. Now, this bill went through both the House and the Senate in Texas, and they put it into context after the Senate bill testimony was heard.

I brought General [Robert] Spalding and Patrick Jenevein, who beat AVIC [Aviation Industry Corporation of China] in court, to testify with me. We passed 31-0, so we got every Republican and every Democrat to agree that this was a bad idea.

Mr. Jekielek: Well, congratulations on fostering bipartisanship in the United States, which seems to be a very, very difficult thing to do. A couple of quick questions, first, he’s a former general. Isn’t that right?

Mr. Bass: Correct.

Mr. Jekielek: Guangxin Sun?

Mr. Bass: The way that I looked at it is once you’re a PLA general, you’re always a PLA general.

Mr. Jekielek: The second question is, is that wind farm literally right now plugged into the Texas grid?

Mr. Bass: It is. It’s the Blue Hills Wind Farm.

Mr. Jekielek: And so, what is the threat of having a wind farm like this directly plugged in? How does that facilitate the types of attacks, foreign actor attacks, that you’ve been describing or potentially facilitate?

Mr. Bass: Again, you’re going to take me outside of my particular expertise which is more financial and pure national security, but the experts that I’ve interfaced with—and we’ve hired a number of different expert groups to look at this—tell me that there’s the ability to monitor traffic on the grid and also map the grid from that connection, i.e. basically see how it ebbs and flows, see how it works, observe how it works. And then they have the ability to upload malware directly into the grid so that they could shut it down at any moment.

It’s just common sense that you can’t allow a foreign actor that is definitely adversarial to our country and someone that we label as the biggest threat to the United States’ rules-based order and democracy that we see today—whether that’s a DNI report that you and I have all read or whether it’s reports from the GAO or whether we’re listening to the state department, no matter who you listen to, except for Wall Street.

Wall Street can’t wait to invest another dollar in China to try to earn some profits. And they can’t wait to do business with China because China pays us a lot to do business with them. And so, Wall Street is a different crowd. Everyone else on the national security side knows China is the biggest threat to the United States existence.

Mr. Jekielek: You mentioned a little earlier that this ranch actually abuts the Mexico border. What is the significance of that in your view?

Mr. Bass: If you think about—and by the way, this Chinese actor, Sun, has filed an application to build 700-foot tall wind turbines. Just to put that into perspective, that’s as tall as the Washington Monument. Just think about how big that is. And if you put these, they call them over-the-top transponders on top of these 700-foot turbines, you have direct line of sight into our Air Force base. You have direct line of sight to the border. You can disrupt all kinds of things.

You can also map. You can do horizon mapping. You can map within 40 miles of the over-the-top network and you can map anything that flies by or drives by perfectly. So every single airplane that we’re flying, testing, they can figure out what the performance characteristics of it are to the T. They know what our air base will look like to the T. 

And when you think about fentanyl, we all know that China now runs the cartels in Mexico. China handles their money operations, and China supplies them with all the fentanyl. Ninety-five percent of all the fentanyl that comes to the United States comes from China through Mexico.

So allowing a Chinese entity to sit between our largest Air Force training base and our border just doesn’t make sense. And so, we’re looking into how on earth this even began to pass any kind of CFIUS [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] review. And we think that a new CFIUS review should be had. DOD believes so too.

Mr. Jekielek: This is absolutely fascinating and again, hair-raising as you’re fleshing out everything that connects to create this whole situation. Now, one of the things that strikes me as you’re talking about the entity list: Xiaomi, the Chinese cell phone giant, recently got delisted from the entity list in the U.S. There’s something going on here. I keep asking myself, and that has to do with the lawsuit too that was lost. 

Is the US legal system ready to handle the threat from China? I mean, we still have TikTok and WeChat basically reigning free in America. I just saw that India had banned TikTok and another 58 applications. They’re clearly seeing the national security threat here. What are your thoughts?

Mr. Bass: So what China is so good at doing in the United States is exploiting every kind of crack and crevice that we have in our open society and our democracy and our rule of law. I talked with some lawyers specifically on the GME case. China paid top dollar for a great law firm, and they sued the government for putting them on the entity list. And their argument was, “Show us the evidence of our malfeasance. Show it to us.”

And you can imagine that it’s similar to the Guantanamo Bay scenario, where we have a lot of intelligence agents and forces all over the world that are, let’s just say, non-declared. And we have processes that in the U.S. court system requires due process. The reason that we must keep Guantanamo Bay open is because the last thing we want to do is expose our entire intelligence network on how we got to that conclusion, if you follow me.

If we give due process, we’re going to have to take embedded intelligence assets that might have been embedded for the last 20 or 30 years and expose them, and basically ruin their efficacy and their cover. And that’s why when President Obama said the first thing he’s going to do is close Guantanamo Bay, and then when someone explained to him why you have to leave Guantanamo Bay open, notice he never closed it.

That was one of his four pillars of being elected. I just think he was naïve and didn’t realize how the world works and how our legal system works. Obama is a very smart guy, but I don’t think he realized that we couldn’t possibly close Gitmo.

In this case, we have a lot of evidence against the Chinese and Chinese companies operating in the U.S. The last thing we want to do is give them due process. So I think that’s the schism that the U.S. attorneys are going to have to overcome, and we’re going to have to pass some new laws that allow us to just not give them due process. I know that is pretty scary, but we have a president in our terror networks, our terror investigations, and we need to treat these as terror investigations.

Mr. Jekielek: This is interesting. I think I imagined a lot of people, especially on the civil liberty side of things will take a lot of issue with what you just said because if you start here, there’s a slippery slope into other areas. And frankly, we have seen some of that slippery slope in past years. Just tell me a little more why you think that this would be appropriate in this case and how it could be kept from basically taking over the whole system.

Mr. Bass: President Obama gave a speech when he was talking specifically about this kind of right to privacy and civil liberties and all of the things that the Chinese government has actually taken away from all of their citizens. They just recently removed it from all of the citizens of Hong Kong, but we don’t seem to be too worried about that as a country, and as a populace.

Obama said in a speech one day, he said, “You can either have a 100% privacy or a 100% security. You decide which one you want, and you can’t have both.” And he’s right to a certain extent. It’s about leadership, but it’s about trust in leadership. And if you think about the way that the Patriot Act is now handled in a way that the FBI obtains warrants, they have to go to a federal judge in a confidential meeting, and they have to say, “Here’s all the data we’ve got. We want to institute a bug or a surveillance team on this group of people and here’s why.”

And we can’t have this hearing publicly. But you need to listen to our evidence and decide if we’re right or wrong that this warrant is breaking someone’s privacy. And we can set up some sort of process there where there are multiple arbitrators of the situation that it still adheres to the basic, I think, rules of our constitution and our Bill of Rights.

Look, I’m all for that. And I realize that, yes, there is going to be corruption in the system or this or that. But basically, I believe the U.S. legal system works and our rule of law works in general.

Mr. Jekielek: I’m speaking specifically because we have seen that specific system abused in recent times, and so this is something that people are concerned with. I think what you’re speaking to, though, highlights the difficulty of dealing with the Chinese Communist Party threat and how they basically, like you said, look through all these nooks and crevices for any possible way to kind of co-opt the system to get around it.

To me, from reporting that we’ve done and frankly things we have talked about, we know that TikTok is a giant intelligence-gathering apparatus. Frankly, everybody seems to know that Facebook is that too, but Facebook isn’t directly connected with a regime that seeks to basically subvert America.

Mr. Bass: Yeah, and TikTok is more insidious in my view, Jan. It is front and center with our youth. I’m sure you don’t sit on TikTok for four or five hours a day. When kids get on it, they love it. They get to see their friends doing crazy dances and this and that. But the most insidious thing about TikTok is it’s there and it’s interfacing with our children for hours a day, and it’s all driven by algorithms.

And basically over time, the CCP can change those algorithms and program the kids. It can send to their feed videos that they supposedly would be seeing and yet, they can be programming the way that they think over a long period of time. And I think that is again deeply, deeply problematic, troublesome, and we shouldn’t allow that to happen. Again, no one can think that’s a good idea.

For some reason, the foreign actors and foreign governments again demand to have due process in the U.S. and so with due process, again, it’s hard to prove that that’s what they’re doing, but from a national security perspective, as leadership in our country says, “You know, we’re just not even going to allow that possibility to exist,” that’s where we have to get with this, and it has to be all kind of under a national security umbrella and we should be able to deter or eliminate foreign actors from our conversations.

Mr. Jekielek: This a regime that is known, documented, to be committing genocide in at least one instance and massive forced labor, use of people, a regime that supports the lucrative, lucrative murder for organs industry, worth billions of dollars. And we have to prove that they would send bad messaging to try to co-opt our children. That does sound problematic to me.

Mr. Bass: It is. Again, Jan, if you just use basic logic and basic leadership, this requires leadership. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican. It just requires leadership. And the one place where I’ve seen at the state level and the national level in the last, call it, four years, there’s only one place where I’ve seen bipartisanship agreement, and it is actually on human rights issues. It really has focused on that. 

We saw the Hong Kong Human Rights Democracy Act passed unanimously in the House and the Senate. That was interesting. I’ve never seen anything passed unanimously in the House and the Senate. And the same goes for this Xinjiang problem in Texas. That passed the Texas Senate 31-0. So there is a place where we all agree that something is wrong, and we need to continue to focus on these issues and defend our national security—both the imminent threat that’s right here, right now, today, and the one where China is building a threat over a very long period of time by programming our youth. I mean, it’s just all crazy that we’re letting this happen.

Mr. Jekielek: Kyle, we were talking about how the legal system has trouble dealing with the China threat. Just briefly tell me the specific Texas bill that you were supporting that passed unanimously. What does it do?

Mr. Bass: It passed in the House and the Senate. It’s in conference now. And I’ll tell you a little wrinkle that’s happened that you and I haven’t discussed yet as far as there’s only one lobbying group lobbying to put something in the bill that really lessens its impact, and it’s a telecom company here in the United States. 

The bill is called the Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act. What it does is it disallows direct interfacing with Texas critical infrastructure groups that are known to be bad actors to the United States, and it’s defined by the governor of the state. And that definition today is Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China. So companies and individuals in their proxies from those four regions of the world or those four countries may not directly interface with what we deem to be critical infrastructure. That includes the electric grid, the telco systems, waste and water treatment, and nuclear facilities.

I mean again, this is pretty basic. And so it passed both. It’s in conference. I think it’s about to be finalized here literally. It has to be finalized in the next week.

And AT&T showed up with their lobbyist, and they wanted the word knowingly put into the law, i.e. you have to knowingly have one of those bad actors in your system. They want to be able to engage in the Ken Lay or Sergeant Schultz defense: “I know nothing.” And so, knowingly, it was put in there and I’m fairly certain you’re going to see in the conference they’re going to—they put it in there just to shut AT&T up, but I can tell you I’m fairly certain that word is going to come out.

Mr. Jekielek: Kyle, before we finish up, I want to talk a little bit about something that frankly we should have a whole episode on at some point, which is this huge effort by the Chinese Communist Party to develop a digital currency. This has been happening for eight years now. There’s a great op-ed in it by Bonnie Glick and Erik Bethel that explains some of the issues around this. This is something that you’ve been very focused on as well.

Briefly tell me, digital currency seems to be the wave of the future. Frankly, I’ve also heard that Bitcoin has been co-opted to some extent by China. I’d love to get your opinion on that. But before we even do that, let’s jump into digital currency and state digital currency controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. What’s the issue?

Mr. Bass: This is a much longer discussion, but we’ll go through the cliff notes version. So, 80 percent of the world’s central banks are at some stage of investigation or roll-out of their own central bank digital currency. And China is leading. They’ve been working on this for eight years.

When you think about the way China operates today in the world, no one trusts their government; no one trusts their currency. According to SWIFT which is kind of the global authority on cross-border currency settlement, according the SWIFT, 1.8 percent of global cross-border settlement happens in the RMB today, the Chinese currency.

And if you peel back the layers of that onion, what you’ll know is almost the entire 1.8 percent happens in Hong Kong. And so it’s China trading with itself, if you follow me. So in the end, no one trusts China. No one wants their currency. It’s too opaque. We all know that they print currency like it’s the national pastime, even more than the ECB [European Central Bank] and the Federal Reserve, believe it or not.

But their desire to control their people—we all know they have social credit scores in China. If you were a Chinese national and you were to say something negative about the financial system, you were to say something negative about Xi Jinping or Wang Qishan or any of these other folks there, they can immediately turn you off and say, “Well, you can’t buy a bus ticket anymore. You can’t buy a plane ticket. Sorry, you can’t leave China. No more exit visas. You’re going to be punished. And by the way, if any of your friends interface with you, they’ll be punished too.”

So, they can literally turn you into kind of a Chinese leper overnight, if you say one thing that’s out of line. I mean it’s the most Orwellian dystopia. I don’t think you could come up with anything worse than that in a society.

And so that authoritarianism that they exercise over their own people is something that is abhorrent. And as we know, they have been accused of committing crimes against humanity and genocide in Xinjiang both by the last administration and the current administration against spanning political parties. We all agree that this is what’s happening over there.

And so if they launch a digital currency, I call it the digital Trojan horse. They can export their digital authoritarianism to me, to you, to everyone that takes this currency around the world. If you were to [upset them], they will know where that currency sits in your account. They will know your spending proclivities. They will know your social security number, your birthday, all of your vital data that kind of identify you as that account holder. And they will also know how you spend it.

They will be able to map you as a person. As a foreign adversary, they’ll know so much about, let’s say, the U.S. and the west or the rules-based order world and how they spend money and where their weaknesses are. If they spend money frivolously or, let’s say, they have issues with their gender status or their proclivities on the sexual side, we all know what the Chinese look for, how the MSS [Ministry of State Security] looks for the BGY [Blue, Gold, Yellow or Internet, Money, Sex]. I don’t know if we want to get into this, but this is how they operate. And then they exploit those weaknesses.

So, why would we ever allow China to export its digital authoritarianism to the rest of the world? That’s what they’re doing with this digital currency. I know how China how will play the game. They’ll say, “We’re 15 percent of global GDP. We have the right to have some of our currency in the world just like the U.S. is the dominant currency in the world. Shouldn’t the world just be more open to kind of a multi-lateral currency system?”

And everyone at the World Bank, which China controls, and all of the white papers that’’ll get written by U.S. institutions and U.S. professors will say, “China deserves its rightful place in the world with its currency.” That’s how they’re going to get it done.

I view it not only as a digital Trojan horse but as a cancer that we will not be able to rid ourselves of. I think that, this is going to sound hyperbolic, but it should be banned. You can’t just have a little bit of cancer in your body. You either have it or you don’t. And so I believe China’s CBDC [Central Bank Digital Currency] is the largest threat to the rules-based order in the west that we’ve ever faced.

Mr. Jekielek: I mean, it’s a huge thing to say. And frankly, one of the things that had me almost up at night here was this thought that China actually has a stronghold over many nations in the world where they’ve kind of basically used, I guess it’s a kind of loan sharking of sorts to basically co-opt numerous companies where they could actually force those countries to adopt the system in order to not have to pay, so to speak. I don’t know if I’ve made myself fully clear here. Does this make sense to you?

Mr. Bass: Yes. I think that’s way that China is going to roll us out, Jan, and you’ve hit right on it. The Belt and Road Initiative is China’s way of loan sharking and co-opting its way into huge national resource piles or strategic assets, like the port in Indonesia that didn’t need to be built. But China wants a deep water port for its navy at some point in time. It makes loans that they know can’t be repaid and they foreclose on the loans.

And then they have this asset that, “Oh wow, there’s this deep water port in Indonesia that maybe we can even park our military ships in.” That’s how this happens. It’s under a kind of a different guise. It’s under a commercial guise when it’s really a military guise.

But I think the Belt and Road Initiative is something where China can immediately just require payment. Payments are going to be made in dollars because China desperately needs dollars but they want those dollars to buy the CBDC so China never has to pay dollars out if they don’t want to. So, they can force the CBDC adoption amongst any of those predatory loans that they make for the Belt and Road Initiative.

And then the next thing they’re going to do, I mean, it’s just so easy to see what they’re going to do. They’re going to say, “Anyone that wants to trade with China and anyone that wants to invest in China is going to have to do it digitally.” And do it in their central bank digital currency, which means there’s going to be a major influx of dollars, euros, yen and pounds into China and they’ll “keep it in safekeeping” in their central bank, but you’ll never be able to get it back. And you’ll have their CBDC and then they’ve got you.

And so it’s something that we need to fight tooth and nail. I know that the various government cabinet level positions in the U.S. are aware of this. The good news is our agencies, our cabinet level positions realize this is one of the biggest threats that we face and have been focused on this as long as China has been talking about rolling it out, so that’s positive news.

The negative news is, as you can imagine, it’s going to be really easy for Wall Street to get on their planes and fly to K Street, to fly to Pennsylvania Avenue and explain how this is going to be a great idea, and don’t worry about the hawks, these hawkish people that are so negative on China. This is good for the world. And again, I can see both sides and how this is going to play out, Jan. Unfortunately, I think China is going to be able to roll this out. I don’t think we’re going to be able to stop it.

Mr. Jekielek: Let me kind of reiterate to our audience, or maybe get you partially to do this, what we’re talking about. You’re talking about how the social credit system works in China. Basically, you get points for doing things the regime likes and you get points taken away for doing things the regime doesn’t like.

And you do that yourself because you know that your phone and all the cameras around you are watching. Now, you plug the entire currency system every transaction you ever make and you’re like into this. What does that look like, really? Is this something we want?

Mr. Bass: Again, you and I could sit together in front of a Senate panel and say, “Who thinks this is a good idea?” And they’d all look at each other and say, “Well, none of us really think that’s a good idea.” Then they would say, “But Ray Dalio says interfacing with China is a great idea,” because he has $6 billion investment with them and he’s making a lot of money on them. And Fink thinks that China is his number one expansion opportunity.

And Mike Bloomberg? Bloomberg loves China. He says Xi Jinping is not a dictator and that he’s misunderstood. But what China is so good at is taking billionaires and making them richer and making them cheerleaders. And they give them selective access to their markets for them to become evangelical about the positive attributes of doing business with such a regime.

And all of these people close their eyes to what happened last time, what happened to “never again” after the holocaust? They’re interfacing and doing business directly with a regime that’s coming genocide. That’s live organ harvesting from Uyghurs, from Falun Gong, from the Mongolians and yet no one sees them for that, and they want to do business with them. It makes no sense at all to me, but China is so good at propaganda. They spend billions and billions and billions of dollars on propaganda every year, and the U.S. doesn’t have a propaganda department.

Think about this, Jan, there are four wars we can be fighting with China and the first one, of course, is the obvious one, the kinetic war where the U.S. has the best war department in the world, for sure. The second one is the cyber war. So, we’re not fighting a kinetic war with them. Hopefully, we never will. The second one is a cyber war where arguably the U.S. has amongst the top three cyber war departments in the world. We’ve been fighting that war with China since they ascended the WTO for 20 years.

The third war is the propaganda/information war. We don’t have that war department. We don’t do anything about propaganda. Now, I think the Secretary of State’s office does a pretty good job. Both Pompeo and Blinken have done a good job expanding their ideas and our values and explaining how bad actors around the world are acting. But that pales in size, scope and scale to what China does where they infiltrate our social media networks, and they just hammer, and hammer, and hammer on whatever idea they want ingrained in our belief systems.

They also pay for ads in newspapers, and they get newspapers and news where Bloomberg can’t possibly write a negative article about China. Every article they write is basically approved by the Chinese Communist Party. So, the propaganda department, propaganda war is a big one. As you know, we live in a post-truth world. Whoever can craft the best narrative wins, and China is really good at twisting those narratives and co-opting those that they want to co-opt.

And the fourth war we can be fighting with them is the economic war. We’ve been fighting that war with them since 2001, and we don’t have an economic war department. We handle the economic attacks from China. Some go to the U.S. trade rep. Some go to the commerce department. Some go to the state department. Some go to the treasury. And we kind of handled those like fly balls in a baseball game. We have no plan. We have no war department and yet they have been fighting that war intensely for 20 years against us.

So, the two wars that we need war departments for are the propaganda war and the economic war. And I hope we realize that at some point in time.

Mr. Jekielek: Kyle, just one quick thing. You mentioned that Bloomberg articles basically need to be approved by the Chinese regime. Can you clarify what you mean by that? I don’t think you’re saying that they actually need to be approved.

Mr. Bass: No, I’m not actually saying that. I’m saying if you remember when Bloomberg wrote actually the amazing and deeply investigative piece on Bo Xilai and the Princelings and the factions of the Chinese Communist Party, Bloomberg got turned off in China. They were very upset about that. And so, Bloomberg has gone over to meet with the Interior Minister of China and the Central Communist Party of China. Now, China is their biggest expansion area.

What I’m saying is implicitly if Bloomberg were to write something China didn’t like, China would just turn them off. You know how it works over there. So, what I’m saying is implicitly, Bloomberg can’t be critical of China or they lose their largest business opportunity. So, every article they write, they look at it as a lens with “Is this going to upset China? Is this going to upset Xi Jinping? Is this maybe counter to Xi Jinping’s thought? Is this too critical of what they’re doing? So we won’t write it.” My view is everything that they do is censored by China.

Mr. Jekielek: Kyle, it’s a terrible, terrible reality to live in. And thankfully over the last, I guess five or so years, we have seen a shift in reporting on China. And frankly, there is a lot more on this reporting on China and this is something I’ve been very heartened by. Any final thoughts before we finish up the interview?

Mr. Bass: Yeah. I think you do a hell of a job on this. I think that The Epoch Times does a great job on reporting truth. Some people hold you out to be a right wing newspaper. I hold you out to be down the center and just be honest. And that’s what we need, more honest, unfiltered reporting. And so for what it’s worth, there are a few outlets out there that when I read something, I think I’m reading the truth. And from you, I commend you for doing that, and it’s not just because we’re friends.

I’ll give you funny anecdote here. Once a week, The Epoch Times hits my front doorstep, the print version. I’m still old school. I like holding the newspaper. My wife, of course, is coastal Democrat and subscribed to The New York Times. Sometimes, The Epoch Times is sitting on top of The New York Times, which I find to be particularly funny. And other times, the converse is true, but those are the only two newspapers that come to this house.

And I think we need more truth in reporting. For The New York Times to run the story it ran, I know I’m going to kind of gate this interview. But two days ago, they ran a story about how Apple has basically compromised itself with the Chinese Communist Party. That was actually a pretty big step for The New York Times to take, and I commend them for doing so, and basically saying that Tim Cook is turning over all the data and adhering to all Chinese Communist Party rules. And basically, again, here is Tim Cook dealing directly with a regime that is committing genocide and crimes against humanity.

It’s kind of hard to believe that a gay woke man supposedly is only woke when it suits his wallet. And if it doesn’t suit his wallet, he turns the wokeism off. We just need to expose them for their duality or their own inner schisms and conflicts of interest. It’s just crazy that people like Apple and Nike and the NBA, the list goes on and on and on of people that just close their eyes and do the business.

Mr. Jekielek: Well, Kyle Bass, it’s such a pleasure to have you on again. And thank you for the kind words.

Mr. Bass: Hey, thank you. It’s a pleasure, Jan.

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British subscription site OnlyFans is failing to prevent underage users from selling and appearing in explicit videos, a BBC investigation has found.

British subscription site OnlyFans is failing to prevent underage users from selling and appearing in explicit videos, a BBC investigation has found.

Under-18s have used fake identification to set up accounts, and police say a 14-year-old used a grandmother’s passport.

The UK’s most senior police officer for child protection also says children are being “exploited” on the platform.

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The platform has more than a million “creators” who share video clips, photos and messages directly with subscribers for a monthly fee.

In return for hosting the material, OnlyFans takes a 20% share of all payments.

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There is a range of content on the site but it is best known for pornography, and requires users to be over 18. 

OnlyFans was a big winner during the pandemic, exploding in popularity as much of the world was housebound. The social media platform has grown nearly 10-fold since 2019, and now has more than 120 million users.

Some creators have become millionaires from their accounts, yet for most it has been a lifeline or a second income during the pandemic. 

But BBC News has investigated concerns that under-18s are selling explicit videos on the site, despite it being illegal for individuals to post or share indecent images of children.

As part of our investigation, we found that one 17-year-old from a suburb in the south-east of England had sold videos of herself masturbating and playing with sex toys, while an under-18 participated in graphic videos hosted on an adult account in Nevada, US, in breach of the company’s terms and conditions. 

We were also able to set up an account for an underage creator, by using a 26-year-old’s identification, showing how the site’s age-verification process could be cheated. 

OnlyFans says it has now shut down the accounts. But BBC News has also heard from child protection experts across the UK and US, spoken to dozens of police forces and schools, and obtained anonymised extracts from Childline counsellor notes, about underage experiences on OnlyFans. The notes included one girl who told counsellors she had accessed the site when she was just 13. 

These sources told BBC News about a number of serious cases:

  • Schools have shared anonymous reports of pupils using the site, including a 16-year-old who boasted to her careers adviser about the amount of money she made on the site, and showed off her “exuberant” spending on Instagram.
  • Underage creators and users of the site include victims of prior sexual abuse and those with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts, according to Childline counsellor notes.
  • UK police forces say children have complained about their images being uploaded to the site without consent, and one 17-year-old reported being blackmailed.
  • Missing children are appearing in OnlyFans videos, according to a US watchdog, which also says it has received reports of child sexual exploitation.

“It is increasingly clear that OnlyFans is being used by children,” says chief constable Simon Bailey, the UK’s child protection lead. 

“The company is not doing enough to put in place the safeguards that prevent children exploiting the opportunity to generate money, but also for children to be exploited.”

In a statement, OnlyFans says it could not respond specifically to the anonymous reports we were told about without the account details.

It says its efforts to stop children accessing its site limits the likelihood of them being exposed to blackmail or exploitation, and if it is notified about these behaviours it takes swift action and disables accounts.

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It started with feet photos

Leah, 17, was able to set up an account using a fake driving licence and sell explicit videos. 

She told her mum Caitlyn about being on OnlyFans, on the way to Tesco’s near their home in south-east England in January. 

That week Leah’s bank account had been frozen after she received a payment of more than £5,000 from selling explicit videos on the site, Caitlyn says. 

Caitlyn says she was as shocked as “any parent” would be. “I don’t understand why people are paying so much money for this,” she told the BBC. 

Leah had “big issues” growing up and missed a lot of education, Caitlyn says. Naked photographs of her were once shared around school without her consent. 

She told her mum she originally intended to only post pictures of her feet after making money selling them on Snapchat. But this soon escalated to explicit videos of her masturbating and playing with sex toys. 

In tweets advertising her OnlyFans account – some of which include teaser videos – people call her “beautiful” and “sexy”, and ask if she would meet up. 

“Post a pussy shot and I’ll subscribe,” is another typical response.

Caitlyn says she doesn’t approve of her daughter using the site, but can see why people go on it, given how much money can be made. 

Leah used most of the money to buy presents for her boyfriend, including more than £1,000 on designer clothes. They have since broken up. 

In a statement, OnlyFans said that Leah’s ability to access the site was an “oversight”, and her fake driving licence did not trigger a red flag. It said her account was approved during a transition “from one effective ID and age verification system to a new exceptionally effective” one. 

Leah’s age was directly reported to OnlyFans by an anonymous social media account in late January. The company says this led to a moderator reviewing the account and double-checking her ID. As it appeared legitimate, no further action was taken. 

Caitlyn says it was stated “everywhere” on other online accounts that her daughter was 17. There is no obligation for a website to investigate, but OnlyFans told the BBC it checks social media when verifying accounts.

Leah stopped posting on OnlyFans, but her account remained active on the site four months later, with more than 50 archived pictures and videos. She had logged on as recently as late April. 

After being contacted by BBC News, OnlyFans shut down her page. It says it has also refunded all active subscriptions to her account. But images from her account have already been leaked all across the internet. 

Leah’s now anxious about leaving the house for fear of being recognised, her mum says. Her plans to go to college have been delayed. 

“She won’t go out at all, really,” Caitlyn says. “She doesn’t want to be seen.”

Grandmother’s passport

BBC News also heard of other cases of underage children gaining access to OnlyFans.

Hertfordshire Police told us that a 14-year-old girl had managed to use her grandmother’s passport and bank details to sell explicit images. They say she then redirected money from that account to her own.

OnlyFans says the account was “fraudulent” and involved the help of others. The site says it is assisting police and has since updated its age-verification system to “further reduce the chance” of this happening again. 

But BBC News tested the site’s “new exceptionally effective” system in April. While a fake ID did not work, we were able to set up an OnlyFans account for a 17-year-old by using her 26-year-old sister’s passport. The girl never had access to the account. 

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The site requires applicants to pose next to an ID card and then submit a photograph holding it up to their face. But the age verification system failed to distinguish between them at any stage of the process, despite the age gap.

After setting up an account, creators must provide bank details to receive payment through OnlyFans. However, this does not prevent them posting images and videos.

BBC News has found that creators can share content and then arrange payments through alternative providers, in violation of company guidelines. One of the most popular is Cash App, which allows users to transfer money by mobile phone. We found scores of accounts advertising this.

We were then able to send a direct message to a subscriber and request payment through Cash App, using a common alternative spelling (Ca$happ). 

OnlyFans says its list of prohibited words on the site already includes a number of variations of “Cash App”. It says this list has now been expanded.

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‘Sucked into’ appearing in videos

OnlyFans requires creators making “co-authored” material to have documentation showing that all participants are over 18 years old. All contributors must also be registered creators on the site. 

BBC News has discovered that under-18s are also appearing in explicit videos on accounts run by adults in violation of OnlyFans’ guidelines. 

Aaron was 17 when he started making videos on the site with his girlfriend in Nevada, US. 

According to his friend Jordan, Aaron didn’t have his own account, but instead “got sucked into” appearing in explicit videos posted by his girlfriend, Cody, who was a year older than him. 

Aaron soon started bragging about the amount of money he was making. “He was actually very proud of doing it,” Jordan says. 

The content included sex filmed in one of their bedrooms. They shared $5,000 between them from a single video, his friends say. 

“[He] was elated that they were making such an amazing amount of money for just having sex on camera for other people to watch,” says a woman who has known Aaron for many years. 

She says he had a tough childhood and was “very vulnerable to exploitation”. Cody had previously showered him with gifts on his 16th birthday, and admitted to earning the money by selling nudes online “to some old guy”, she added. 

Jordan says Aaron had encouraged him to make videos on OnlyFans, even though he was also underage. 

“He used to say: ‘Bro, you can do it, we make so much money a week, it’s easy, you don’t have to work ever.'” 

BBC News was told the account was reported to police in the US in October 2020 but had not been removed until we contacted OnlyFans about the case this month. 

In its response, OnlyFans says all active subscriptions would now be refunded. It said it is now liaising with the police, but had not previously been contacted about the account. 

Aaron is now 18 and has broken up with Cody. His friends say he now plans to begin his own OnlyFans account.

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Boasting to careers adviser 

As a part of the investigation, we also spoke to schools, police forces and child protection experts who told us they are hearing from under 18-year-olds whose experiences on the site have had serious consequences. 

One school in London says it became aware of the site after a 16-year-old pupil openly boasted to her careers adviser about how much money she was making from it, asking why she should listen to their advice. 

The girl later revealed to staff that she had been posting “very sexualised, pornographic” images, says the school’s head of safeguarding, who also told us about a 12 year-old girl who said she had used the site to contact adult creators and asked to meet up. 

The deputy head asked to be anonymous to protect the identities of the children. 

He said the 16-year-old girl had used Instagram to show-off her “exuberant” spending and build a large number of followers. 

Childline counsellors have come across a number of cases in which under-18s, some of whom are vulnerable, reference their use of OnlyFans. It shared anonymised extracts from counsellor notes with BBC News.

Children using the site who contacted the service reported being victims of prior sexual abuse, while others presented “mental health issues including anger, low self-esteem, self-harm and suicide ideation”. 

One girl told a counsellor she had been on OnlyFans since she was 13.

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“I don’t wanna talk about the types of pictures I post on there and I know it’s not appropriate for kids my age to be doing this, but it’s an easy way to make money,” she said according to the notes, which have identifying details removed. 

“Some of the girls have thousands of followers on Instagram and they must be raking it in,” she added. “I wanna be just like them.” 

While most of Childline’s cases referred to girls, counsellors also heard from boys who said they subscribed to the site, including one who said it had affected his opinions of sex. 

Another, who was 16, said he had lost sleep and was “worried to the point of throwing up” about someone discovering he had bought nudes on the site.

Because the reports were provided to the BBC without any identifying details of the children or OnlyFans accounts in question, we were unable to provide the platform with account names. It said it could not comment on the cases without those details. 

It also said it manually reviews every application to stop under-age access, and has increased staffing numbers in compliance, in line with the growth of the site. 

Missing children 

The UK’s national lead for child protection policing Chief Constable Simon Bailey, says it is “increasingly clear” that OnlyFans is being used by children. 

While it is illegal to post or share explicit images of someone under the age of 18, Mr Bailey says the police are extremely reluctant to criminalise children for such offences. He says he is more concerned about the risks children are exposing themselves to by appearing on the site. 

“The company are not doing enough to put in place the safeguards that prevent children exploiting the opportunity to generate money, but also for children to be exploited,” Mr Bailey says.

BBC News asked police forces about complaints they had received involving children appearing on the site.

One 17-year-old girl in South Wales complained to police that she was blackmailed into continuing to post nudes on OnlyFans, or face photographs from the site being shared with her family. 

Three children also complained to police that their images had been uploaded to the site without consent, including a 17-year-old in Surrey who said her face had been edited onto someone else’s body. 

OnlyFans says it cannot respond to these cases without being provided with account details, which the police were unable to pass on to us. It says it has a number of systems in place to prevent children from accessing the site and continues to look for new ways to enhance them.

But there are also concerns about the welfare of vulnerable young people outside UK. 

Missing children are increasingly being linked to OnlyFans videos, says the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), known as a global clearing house for reports of child sexual exploitation. 

“In 2019 there were around a dozen children known to be missing being linked with content on OnlyFans,” says its vice president, Staca Shehan. “Last year the number of those cases nearly tripled.” 

While much of the content on OnlyFans featuring children involves teenagers uploading their own content, NCMEC says it is also finding evidence of child sexual exploitation and trafficking. 

In January, a couple from Florida who were in their 20s were charged with human trafficking after allegedly selling a topless photograph of a 16-year-old girl on OnlyFans.

OnlyFans says it works with online exploitation agencies like NCMEC to raise any potential issues with the relevant authorities. 

‘Toxic cocktail of risks’ 

Stories about OnlyFans have become a fixture in the press. Tabloids are fascinated by the fortunes made on the site, and the intrigue of nurses and teachers signing up.

Elsewhere, broadsheets have marvelled at the platform’s business model and impact on the digital landscape.

The Financial Times recently called it “the hottest social media platform in the world”. The newspaper reported that OnlyFans’ revenue grew by 553% in the year to November 2020, and users spent £1.7bn on the site. 

Men’s lifestyle magazine GQ says “innovations like OnlyFans have undoubtedly changed Internet culture and, by extension, social behaviour forever”. 

Andy Burrows, the NSPCC’s head of policy for child safety online, sees its impact differently. He says the site blurs the lines between influencer culture and sexualised behaviour on social media for young people, and presents a “toxic cocktail of risks”. 

“OnlyFans underlines why it’s so important that we see regulation so that it’s no longer a choice for platforms about whether and how they protect children using their services,” he says. 

Two years ago, the UK government published a proposal to tackle the dangers posed by online content. The Online Safety Bill, announced in May, would see companies fined £18m or 10% of their global turnover if they fail to keep children safe on their platforms. 

But there are concerns about how long it will take for the law to come into effect and whether the deterrent is sufficient for wealthy tech companies. The NSPCC says there is no accountability placed on senior managers, unlike the regulation of financial services where directors of companies can be criminally liable. 

In a statement in response to our investigation, the government was highly critical of OnlyFans. The website has “failed to properly protect children and this is completely unacceptable”, a spokesperson said. “Our new laws will make sure this no longer happens.” 

We asked the department for culture, media and sport what specifically in the draft online safety bill would stop such underage use of OnlyFans and similar websites in the future. It said all companies hosting user-generated content would need to put measures in place to prevent underage users seeing inappropriate content. 

“The question is whether or not this bill will have sufficient teeth and power,” says John Carr, secretary of the Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety. “That is still far from clear.”

He believes there are still no guarantees that legislation will require OnlyFans to do more than it currently does and says it’s “a bit rich” of the government to blame companies themselves. 

“In a sense, the real culprit here is the government for not having acted sooner and that’s why the prospect of three, four years further delay is [itself] completely unacceptable,” he added. 

OnlyFans declined our request for an interview. In a statement it said: 

“We use a combination of state-of-the-art technology together with human monitoring and review to prevent children under the age of 18 from sharing content on OnlyFans. 

“This is something that we take very seriously. We constantly review our systems to ensure they are as robust as possible.” 

It added that its systems continue to evolve as new technology becomes available to “help us to reduce incidences of under-18-year-olds becoming OnlyFans users”.

The pandemic has transformed many people’s online lives in ways they might never have imagined. 

But the consequences of children sharing explicit images – especially when the content could be leaked – may continue to haunt them for a long time to come. 

All names of children and adults associated with them have been changed to protect their identities.

Additional reporting by Chris Bell.

Dr. Larry Palevsky: What have we really been exposed to?

Dr. Larry Palevsky: What have we really been exposed to?

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(This guy is deep.)

“This doesn’t look like a virus, and I see gainer function research on a coronavirus, and we’re planning on a surprise outbreak, and then you see that the death rate on this is greater as a result of the lock down than the actual illness, then you know something is nefarious.” (19:32)

“Now, what is making people sick? Oh, you have seen many theories. I know electromagnetic pulses, it doesn’t have to be 5G, from the red blood cell. Are there parasites attached to the Coronavirus? Is is something we are eating?” (20:48)

“Now, if I go back in my studies, virology, and what the textbook said, the human body has embedded in its own chromosomes, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of viruses that we make all the times. Just like we make our g…. turn on, there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of viruses, that we are making all the time.”

“We have …. and the reproductive system of women. A hundred trillion bacteria. And guess what? No human being has ever seen a virus move.”

“We have never seen a virus alive. All we have seen is an electron microscopy of a … at the cell. Now we are told … the virus is entering the cell. But there is no active picture. We are not told that the virus is … existing the body. Right. Let’s just say that the human cell.” (22:10)

“The number is astronomical. So then you have 100 trillion bacteria. We are breathing in viruses all the time. We breathe in viruses. Nothing happens. We have … what’s different about this ted? Especially when we are seeing clinical .. that doesn’t have the classic …” (23:09) this is dry cough. It’s a nasty dry cough.

“This is different illness. And so anybody who says this a virus, hasn’t explained how a virus is doing this. What is the mechanism by which a virus is causing all of these physiological symptoms.” (24:16)

“I could explain how … electromagnetic radiation might be doing this …” (24:56)

“But we all just decided it’s a virus, because we said so.”

“and the emergency doctor did a swap … why are we now doing a nasal swap that goes back here to the base of the pituitary gland? whenever we do a nasal swabs … and this kid did a nasal swab and seven viruses came back. So what’s the virus that is causing this illness?” (25:58)

“we can find viruses in the stool, viruses in the … viruses in the skin …” (26:42)

“nowadays, general pediatrics has died.” (27:02)

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The Leftists Addiction to Trump

Maybe Joe Biden was “onto” something when he called a reporter a “junkie?” American Media is addicted to conflict, drama, and “bad guys.” Blame is the game: drama requires enemies.

Our new “supplier” is a modern Karl Marx sending media minions out peddling the old class warfare updated with the latest genres fixated on gender and race.

In my new book, Citizen Trump: A One Man Show, I capture the gargantuan David and Goliath effort it took for a Media phenom like Trump (like William Randolph Hearst before him) to take on the system and win repeatedly!

The sin of envy? Trump’s leftist enemies didn’t realize then (or now) that their sickness is a terrible addiction deep in their DNA. Whether it’s race, gender or politics, they need to externalize blame.

The dramatic triangle is a model of human interaction proposed by Dr. Stephen B. Karpman. It maps vicious cycles that occur in people’s lives to sustain the conflict. In psychotherapy, characters play their roles in the drama as persecutors, victims and rescuers.

Even though Trump is no longer in office, the media still needs their “ex-Trump” in the room. His memory must perpetuate the cycle to create further victims, allowing self-righteous anchors to play rescuer. Otherwise, no one would watch the news.

The reward of the cycle? Externalizing blame.

Maybe you’ve made yourself a victim? What if you made other decisions, made different choices, or even re-evaluated why you require the fix? No, wait: it’s Donald Trump’s fault?

How about a little independent thinking? Maybe find a new start, change direction, and discover a new self? Yes, the most challenging part of being an adult, but what are our alternatives?

  • Shutting down speech through censorship?
  • Using elementary schools as reeducation camps?
  • Transforming American federalism into a one-party state?

The current Media blends with political agendas, so the creative instinct to find the enemy for entertainment ratings can now also be infused by a radical ideology to gain power.

Whom we choose as enemy reveals our deepest fears. In today’s media, it’s still Trump. He’s white; he made America First a winning message, and most importantly, he beat the Media at their own game.

As Trump called them the enemy of the people, and their vicious attacks were so severe, they turned “The Apprentice” star into the victim, feeding the beast.

After the so-called Capitol insurrection, the channels changed again. Trump, cut off from Twitter, unwittingly provided the networks a counter-narrative to disguise months of looting and violence (500 riots).

Knowing how to escape the triangle is essential to ending the American Media addiction. The simple answer is to disengage from the blame game, build a new independent network outside the leviathan.

For conservative media, this means stop whining and build your spheres of influence so that you too can show-not-tell your audience through a pro-America Media network.

Rather than leave the battle to one reality TV star, build a ground army, rallying Americans to support straightforward nonpolitical (non-Leftist) films and shows with producers and directors who can reach a mass audience.

As I write in Citizen Trump, Donald Trump once dreamed of being a Media Mogul. Why not now? The timing could not be better. As the counter-narrative to Left billionaires like George Soros and Bill Gates, Trump could direct and grow our movement from behind the scenes, seeding new armies of American First patriots.

As we see in Hearst’s life told through Citizen Kane, only when Charles Foster Kane exposes himself to the light of public opinion does he open the door for the personal attack.

Turn the Rallies into movie screenings with part of the ticket price supporting new films and shows to support new programming networks, with Trump as the Executive Producer!

Have the new screening outlets feed new platforms so average Americans can bypass the streams of Leftist indoctrination and redirect to more of the mainstream American story.

Create new stars and stories of tomorrow that reflect the true American legacy in fair textbooks and multi-media resources for children, detoxing the poison of grievance, envy, and resentment.

An American restoration.

If not, as I warn in my book, the cycle will only continue to divide the country and make it easier for more radicals to trade on groups and victimhood, speaking good TV and a lousy body politic.

The Dramatic Triangle roles feed off fear and anxiety. It’s time we step off and embrace a Judeo-Christian life of empathy. Like an army on defense, it’s OK the American system cut its losses until it can rebuild again.

The Media is addicted to Trump, and without him, they have no identity. I hope Trump uses his star power to demand a new America-first patriotic Media. We all need to dream, but for now, we need to pull the plug and regroup.

Robert Orlando is a filmmaker, an author, an entrepreneur and a scholar. As an entrepreneur, he founded Nexus Media. As a scholar, he has in-depth knowledge of ancient and modern history and politics. As an award-winning writer/director, his latest films are the thought-provoking documentaries “Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe,” “Silence Patton,” and the new release, “The Divine Plan: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Dramatic End of the Cold War.” His books include “Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe” and, as co-author, “The Divine Plan.” His work was published in “Writing Short Scripts” and he has written numerous articles on a wide range of topics for HuffPost, Patheos and Daily Caller. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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Vaccine Damages

The damaging effects of aluminum nanoparticles in vaccines: Dr Larry Pavlesky60 views1End Time Evangelist
Published Tuesday | CommentsSUBSCRIBE (13)Testimony by Dr. Larry Pavlesky a pediatrician who runs the Northport Wellness center (clinic) in front of PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE on a hearing discussing proposed legislation regarding immunization. MUCH INFO about many issues that you will NOT find on Google or any search engine.

THIS video is a MUST SEE. Expect to find MUCH info that is defamatory and derogatory about him as being an anti-vaxxer much like ANYONE like Dr. Judy Mikovits, who are the target of some very directed character assassination to somehow make people avoid listening to what he says or read what he publishes.

Being over the target is a sign his information has a very damaging effect on an industry that is losing credibility and confidence from the public. “Biologics” aka Vaccines.

You decide and apply informed independent-minded critical thinking when you read all the criticism about him AND NOTHING about the very valid scientific issues he raises.

The info you can/will find is very clearly intended to disparage him and not even bring any attention to some very serious issues.

Above details are as quoted from the source below.

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Post-MLK-assasination race riots reduced Democratic vote share in surrounding counties by 2%

Post-MLK-assasination race riots reduced Democratic vote share in surrounding counties by 2%, which was enough to tip the 1968 election to Nixon. Non-violent protests *increase* Dem vote, mainly by encouraging warm elite discourse and media coverage. http://omarwasow.com/Protests_on_Voting.pdf….

Shor has been direct about how ‘defund the police’ hurt Democrats in 2020. How there are parts of Trumpism that liberals should be aware of concerning Republicans obtaining institutional dominance for years if the next election is a good one for the GOP. And how the reason why the Trump moment will stick around is that it’s a very efficiently dispersed band of voters concerning political geography. Oh, and we hate to be polled. 

For those of the Left, he’s very blunt in how liberal America is simply insane to think they can win elections with their desired progressive vs. conservative model. Shor notes simply they’d lose—badly. We’re not a liberal country. There aren’t that many liberals in real life. Most nonwhite voters do not describe themselves as liberal, voting trends aside. On the issues, white liberals who have swelled the Democratic Party ranks, are far more ideological than the typical core voter blocs that usually back Democrats. Case in point, the ‘defund the police’ antics caused a ton of black and Hispanic voters to back Republicans. 

In his deep-dive of the 2020 election which he discussed with New York Magazine, Shor added there’s a crisis brewing if white liberals continue to take the helm on messaging. They simply have narratives for which the data doesn’t exist, like immigration. Hispanic voters are not liberal on the issue, with a pathway to citizenship barely breaking 50 percent which Shor added has remained constant for years. With Democrats now wholeheartedly endorsing an immigration agenda that is pretty much a lawless open-border policy, that also cost them tons of votes with Latinos. This route is fraught with danger and while there are data points Democrats must comb-over, Shor added there’s another reason why Democrats shouldn’t really push this one too hard: political people are an overall weird, weird group of folks (via Politico):

BARACK OBAMA approvingly tweeted out one such interview from New York Magazine in March. And some Biden White House officials have taken notice, too. Some aides in the White House pay close attention to Shor’s analysis and have talked with him about his data, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

That may be because Shor sings from the same hymnal as many — but not all — of Biden’s political advisers. He’s advised Democrats to stand against “defund the police,” not talk too much about immigration, assume that Twitter is not real life, and talk about things that already have approval instead of trying to make unpopular things popular.

The White House declined to comment. Shor declined to comment on any conversations with clients or talks with the White House but agreed to talk about politics generally.

[…]

“The advice I give to every Democrat that I ever get a chance to talk to is talk about popular things that people care about using simple language,” Shor said. “I think it’s as simple as that.”

Shor, however, has been at odds with some of the grassroots of the party when it comes to understanding and talking about voters of color, racial justice issues and discrimination. At one point, his analysis on these topics cost him his job.

[…]

Shor has argued or amplified studies that contend that “defund the police” rhetoric and the riots last summer that spun out of protests against Floyd’s death hurt the Democrats in November.

And he has been particularly outspoken on the issue of immigration, calling it “probably the least popular part of the Democratic policy agenda.” Shor says he strongly disagrees with some pollsters who argue that Democrats can and should lean into immigration issues, or at least not be scared to talk about them.

[…]

While Shor believes immigration is a place where Democrats shouldn’t focus too intently, he also sees a larger problem afflicting the party. The people running it are just, well, odd.

“I think the biggest fundamental problem in American politics is that the people who work in politics are super, super weird,” he said. “The people who actually staff, all of these organizations are very different, you know, obviously, than the people we’re trying to persuade.”

For him, it’s a no-brainer. For most Americans, it’s a no-brainer either. But for the snobby, condescending white liberal—speaking to someone who is of a different opinion or background is a waste of time. It could be viewed as endorsing views that are problematic in these warped circles. These are folks with a moral superiority complex. They cannot be bothered with the hoi polloi. The common folks are stupid. The rural poor deserve it because they vote Republican. These are the folks who are going to craft messaging over popular things that’s in plain language. No. Second, the liberal agenda isn’t popular. It never has been. And the Left’s inability to be self-critical due to their moral righteousness will always be a roadblock.

Source: 👇

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/05/26/liberal-data-scientist-has-a-simple-reason-why-dems-should-avoid-pushing-the-immigration-issue-n2590058

Bombshell report shows Dr. Fauci argued benefits of gain-of-function research worth risking potential pandemic

Bombshell report shows Dr. Fauci argued benefits of gain-of-function research worth risking potential pandemic

May 28, 2021 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The American People Deserve To Know’: Senate Passes Legislation To Force Biden To Be Transparent, Declassify Intel On Wuhan Lab Leak

By Staff – May 28, 2021

The Senate unanimously passed legislation requiring the government to unveil what intelligence has been collected regarding the origin of the VOCID-19 virus, according to The Western Journal.

“I think it’s time that the American people got to decide for themselves,” Republican Sen. Josh Hawley stated.

“It’s time that they actually got to see the evidence that the United States government has collected on this issue.”

The bill was written up to make public “any and all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of the coronavirus disease.”

“The American people deserve to know about the origins of the COVID-19.”

“They deserve to know how this terrible pandemic that has ravaged the globe and our country, how it got started and what’s China’s role in starting it,” Hawley stated.

Republican Sen. Mike Braun said, “It needs to be revealed to anyone that can look at it to make sense out of what has happened.”

“The U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses.”

“This raises questions about the credibility of WIV senior researcher Shi Zhengli’s public claim that there was ‘zero infection’ among the WIV’s staff and students of SARS-CoV-2 or SARS-related viruses.”

“The CCP has prevented independent journalists, investigators, and global health authorities from interviewing researchers at the WIV, including those who were ill in the fall of 2019.”

“Any credible inquiry into the origin of the virus must include interviews with these researchers and a full accounting of their previously unreported illness.”

“As part of that report, I have asked for areas of further inquiry that may be required, including specific questions for China,” the president said in a statement.

“I have also asked that this effort include work by our National Labs and other agencies of our government to augment the Intelligence Community’s efforts. And I have asked the Intelligence Community to keep Congress fully apprised of its work.”

Source: Chicks on the Right

www.chicksonright.com/blog/2021/05/28/the-american-people-deserve-to-know-senate-passes-bill-to-force-biden-to-be-transparent-declassify-intel-on-wuhan-lab-leak/

Child Sex Trafficking: Brutal Reality of Biden’s Border Policies Explained By Texas Officials

Child Sex Trafficking: Brutal Reality of Biden’s Border Policies Explained By Texas Officials
Katie Pavlich | Mar 17, 2021 3:20 PM

Source: AP Photo/Matt York

For weeks we’ve heard the Biden Administration describe their immigration and border security policies as “humane.” But today Texas officials, including Child Sex Trafficking Team Director Andrea Sparks, detailed the inhumanity of Biden’s policies and horrific details about how unaccompanied minors are exploited. 

“We are very concerned at the child sex trafficking team about the youth and the children who are coming across the border. They are in a perfect storm of vulnerability,” Sparks said. “They are scared. They are confused and they are very likely to end up in the hands of an exploiter from what we know about human trafficking and how it works.”

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, who was introduced by Governor Greg Abbott, gave additional and difficult details about sexual predators taking advantage of the border crisis. 

“Sometimes, unfortunately seemingly ‘compassionate’ decisions made by the federal government, or federal courts for that matter, have resulted in the mass migration of woman and children to Texas and when that happens, it overwhelms Border Patrol immediately,” McCraw said.  “The cartels are leveraging those gaps.” 

“The challenge they have in interviewing these children is this: they’ve been threatened by the cartels. When the cartels says, ‘if you talk, we’re going to kill your families,’…they believe them,” he continued, explaining how many young girls are subject to gang rape and forced prostitution. “When they are brought across, they are preyed upon by individuals amongst the smugglers, by the cartel operatives and others.”

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CDC eases summer camp guidance, saying kids do not always need masks

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May 28, 2021 at 1:05 p.m. CDT

Children as young as 12, including Wilson Moro, can receive coronavirus vaccine. Registered nurse Jennifer Reyes inoculates him May 14 in Freeport, N.Y. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

The federal government relaxed its guidance Friday for summer camps, saying vaccinated adolescents do not need to wear masks at camp, and even younger campers who have not been inoculated can usually shed face coverings when outdoors.

The updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionremove some glaring inconsistencies between earlier camp recommendations that all staffers and campers wear masks and more recent general announcements that face-coverings are rarely needed outdoors and that vaccinated people can often forgo masks entirely. Still, even the updated guidance comes with a complex set of considerations that may set camps scrambling just days before they launch.

A CDC official said the agency wanted to provide more nuanced guidance for a camp season kicking off under starkly different conditions from last year. Not only have coronavirus case numbers plummeted, but older teens and camp staff are eligible for vaccination — and so, too, since earlier this month, are campers ages 12 to 15.

About 2.5 million adolescents in that younger age group have already had one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, said Erin Sauber-Schatz, team lead for CDC’s Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force, which wrote the guidance.

“We have this whole group of adolescents who by mid- to late summer can be fully vaccinated. … Camps are at a point where they can offer an opportunity to have a camp setting where everyone is fully vaccinated,” Sauber-Schatz said, adding that such a scenario can enable a “pre-pandemic camp experience” with neither masking nor physical distancing.

Of course, many camps serve younger children who cannot yet be vaccinated, and for those settings, the guidance became somewhat more complicated. At camps where not everyone is vaccinated, the guidance says, vaccinated people do not need masks. But unvaccinated people are “strongly encouraged” — though not obligated — to wear masks indoors, and they should wear masks outdoors in crowds or when close to others for prolonged periods.

But because it may not be possible for camp organizers to know who is vaccinated and who is not, the CDC notes that camps may simply choose to apply its previous guidance: Masks for all.

“The staff is going to have to be the role model. I tell my camp directors, just because your staff can remove masks doesn’t mean they should,” said Tracey Gaslin, executive director of the Association of Camp Nursing, which advises camps on health matters. “Kids at a camp are going to follow the leader and do what the counselor does.”

The rapidly shifting public health guidelines this spring have made it hard for camps to plan, Gaslin said.

“There’s only so much flexibility everyone has,” she said. “We know we’re headed back toward things being closer to normal, but at the same time, camps are at that crux of, okay, we have our policy set in March, and now all these changes are coming.”

The CDC’s previous camp guidance, issued last month, was sharply criticized by some public health experts, politicians and parents for being too rigid, particularly when set against the backdrop of a nation that is quickly reopening and unmasking amid rising vaccination and falling coronavirus case numbers.

Some states, including Massachusetts, rejected elements of that guidance, saying they would not require children to wear masks outdoors at camps or schools. When New York this month said children ages 2 and up would be required to wear masks most of the day at camps, parents and local officials revolted, prompting the state to soften its language to “encourage” face-coverings.

At a Senate hearing where CDC director Rochelle Walensky spoke this month, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) decried what she referred to as “unworkable summer camp restrictions.”

The new guidelines urge camps to encourage both staff and campers to be vaccinated, and they emphasize that all camps should use multiple approaches to coronavirus prevention that include hand-washing, health checks, testing and cleaning. Unvaccinated campers should be grouped in cohorts and should remain at least three feet from other people in all settings, it says.

They also encourage camps to consider local and site-specific considerations, such as regional coronavirus rates and whether campers are coming from locations where those rates are higher. In areas where transmission rates are high, camps should consider requiring masks indoors, the guidance says.

The updated guidelines “are way more reasonable,” said pediatrician Dimitri A. Christakis, editor of JAMA Pediatrics. He had slammed the previous guidelines as “draconian,” in part because they suggested that children wear masks while playing sports in hot, humid summer weather despite the low risk of outdoor transmission.

“It’s just disturbing that they do such a 180 in [a few] weeks, which I think undermines the trust that people have in public health recommendations,” he said. “To me, it reiterates what has been disturbing to me about this pandemic from the beginning, which is that kids have been an afterthought.”

Emily D’Agostino, an assistant professor at Duke University who co-authored a studythat found layered mitigation protocols helped prevent coronavirus spread in North Carolina day camps last summer, said she thought the new guidance was sound, even if more complex. Camp directors know their own settings well, she said, and can best choose which strategies to apply.

D’Agostino said she would still advise that camps require masks for unvaccinated people indoors, not just “strongly encourage” them, as the CDC now does.

“This points to the fact that more and more people are vaccinated, and we know that vaccines work,” D’Agostino said. But, she added: “In settings where we don’t know if everyone is vaccinated, or it’s difficult to tell, or we can’t be assured, or they’re not eligible, we still need to have these multilayered strategies.”

The camp guidance comes two weeks after the CDC announced a significant shift in its guidance: that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks or physically distance in many cases, even when they are indoors or in large groups.

The announcement caught states, businesses, medical experts and senior White House and administration officials by surprise.

Public health experts have said federal officials need to explain changes in guidance to the public and explain what circumstances, such as vaccination coverage, might lead to changes. That way, people can better prepare for possible changes and take steps to get vaccinated if they’re on the fence.

CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes said agency officials shared the camps guidance with officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, CDC’s parent agency, and the White House covid-19 response team earlier this week to ensure the guidance “was clear and actionable,” he said.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/05/28/camp-mask-guidelines-cdc/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR185l4_sxWJRTAFZMFwWFvWFo2rtCd1YSDwNKiiebbQ4uPXeuRBS_2ZAYE

Trucker tried to avoid charges by “blending in” with 65+ migrants as they fled his trailer

Trucker tried to avoid charges by “blending in” with 65+ migrants as they fled his trailer

By Wimberly Patton -March 25, 2021

A truck driver tried posing as one of at least 65 illegal immigrants discovered in the back of his tractor trailer in Texas on Monday in an attempt to avoid charges.

The human smuggling attempt was discovered on Monday, March 22nd in Pearsall, Texas. 

According to Kens 5 News, police were contacted after a witness reportedly saw an arm flailing out of the back of the trailer and then witnessed someone stick their head out of the same opening. Police quickly responded to the call, but when they stopped the big rig, the illegal immigrants jumped from the trailer and began to flee the scene. about:blank

As they fled, the truck driver attempted to “blend in” with the fleeing migrants as if he were one of them, but was promptly apprehended along with at least 65 others. Witnesses were able to identify the trucker for officers based on his clothing. 

Several of the migrants are believed to have escaped police, but the truck driver is currently in federal custody. It is unclear exactly what charges he will be facing. 

“The smugglers have a complete disregard for human life,” said Harry Jimenez, an investigator with the Department of Homeland Security. 

“They don’t care about the safety and security or comfort of the individuals that they’re transporting.”

Senate Republicans block January 6 commission

Senate Republicans block January 6 commission

By , Ted Barrett, and , CNNUpdated 12:32 PM EDT, Fri May 28, 2021

Dear CNN! STOP!

Deflecting from the audits are not doing you any good! Let’s talk about the audit investigations so we can address the STOLEN ELECTION OF 2020!

BIDEN is NOT MY PRESIDENT! HE IS COMPRISED!